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Commissioners approve budget, tax hike for Berks

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 12 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 13 2012 06:16:30 PM CST

Commissioners approve budget, tax hike for Berks

READING, Pa. -

Berks County taxpayers will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets next year.

The Berks County Commissioners have approved a budget for 2013, and it includes a six-point-three percent tax increase.

It's the first time taxes have been hiked in the county in eight years. The commissioners say the increase was needed to offset a nearly nine million dollar deficit.

Commissioners say a possible pay freeze for county workers is still being worked out.